Links for July 6, 2016

A Space Pioneer, 79, Is Ready to Track Juno for NASA – profile of Susan Finley, who started at JPL in the 50s.

She left for six years to raise two sons until the younger one entered nursery school, and then returned in 1969, picking up computer programming and becoming an engineer. “Being a programmer is more fun than being a computer,” she said.... For the Spirit landing, Ms. Finley went to the Goldstone observatory in California, part of the Deep Space Network, to process the tones as Spirit bounded to the surface of Mars inside a cocoon of airbags.... During the last moments of the landing, the tones dropped out. “A lot people were worried for 15 minutes,” Ms. Finley recalled, although she was not one of the worriers. “I knew I had seen it bouncing. I knew it had landed O.K.”


A note on The Toast – Hillary Clinton writes for The Toast on its last day of operation.


Spider-Man Music 1967-69 (ALL Background Music)

Every piece of music from the original 1967 series, talking parts and sound effects removed as much as possible, pieced back together into complete form. All the Ray Ellis music from season one is here and there’s a lot from seasons 2 and 3 as well.